Composer of the Week: Michael Nyman

Listen to Michael Nyman in conversation with Donald Macleod from Monday to Friday

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BBC Radio 3
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:00

Nyman's music is instantly recognisable with its repetitive motifs and distinctive instrumental combinations. The composer rocketed to fame in 1992 with his score for the film The Piano, which won Nyman an Ivor Novello award – and the soundtrack sold over 3 million copies. This week's Composer of the Week episodes document his early life, through a varied career to present day projects.